Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Craft Hoarders Blog Challenge #15 - All the Pretty Flowers

Hello all you fellow hoarders.  Today, I want to share my very flower-ful card with you and all the craft hoarders out there.  I don't know about you, but I have tons of pre-made flowers, punches, dies, you name it, I've got it!  So, this was the perfect challenge for me to come along and play.  I have a feeling I am not alone, so why not join in the fun.  

Here is what this challenge is all about.

This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!

Cut pomegranate card stock to 6" x 12", fold in half to make a 6" x 6" side-folded card.  Use single edge border die from Scalloped Borders Two to cut the right edge of the card.  Add a thin strip of printed paper cut using the tiny holes border die on the outer edge, placing the single edge border die approximately 1/2" from the first to form the thin strip.  Adhere beneath card front edge.
Card Front showing edge die used

Card Front on Inside with patterned paper strip

Cut image from Fairy Belle paper using Labels Twenty-Five #3.  Cut pomegranate card stock using Labels Twenty-Five #4.  Trace and cut outer edge of Labels Twenty-Five #4 onto newsprint card stock.  Ink edges and layer all three pieces with foam dots.  This will be the focal image.  See photos below.

Cut light orange card stock using middle frame from Elegant Labels 4.  Leave card stock in die and ink paper through openings with Vintage Photo and blending tool.
Remove from die and adhere to base card.
Then layer focal image on top.
Apply thin gold border sticker along inner embossed edge of card, as shown.
Use edge die to cut the back of the card to match the front.
Both front and back of card are now cut to match
A few close-up photos showing the dimension.

Supplies used:  
Spellbinders S5-077 Labels Twenty-Five
Spellbinders S6-005 5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Spellbinders S5-202 Scalloped Borders Two
306-Gold border stickers (Flower Soft)
Card stock: Pomegranate, Dark Green
My Mind's Eye (MME) 6x6 paper pads:  Butterfly, Blush; 
Prima Fairy Belle paper;  Mini Rose Sunrise; Daisy Mix
Martha Stewart five  leaf punch
Rose Leaf punch (unknown)
Distress Ink:  Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Colorbox Lime Pastel chalk ink

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Please be sure to visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Challenge blog for tons more inspiration from their design team.  They are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by, and as always, have a wonderful, creative week!



  1. What an amazing creation! Beautiful flowers and great die cut work!

  2. lovely card! love the layers of flowers

  3. Very lovely! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Your card is just beautiful. Love all the die cuts and that pretty cluster of flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. That "swag" of flowers and leaves is just beautiful, Barbara! I love the old world/European feel of this card. Loverly! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft HOarders Anonymous Challenge #15: All the Pretty Flowers!

  6. This is so beautiful. Loved the colors and the floral arrangement is fab!

  7. Beautiful. And I love seeing your creative process. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  8. Nice card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

  9. Your card and your flowers are phenomenal! I love the die cutting also! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders! It is nice to see you with us!!!